Bret Hart is a WWE Hall of Famer, and his in-ring skills earned him all the fame and recognition a pro wrestler would ever want. However, he truly changed after what transpired during The Montreal Screwjob. That begin said, it appears that Jake Roberts didn’t have many good things to say about The Hitman.
Bret Hart is still a major name in the world of professional wrestling and his influence in the business is certainly without equal. In fact, he is still a huge part of pop culture in general right now.
The Hitman won numerous titles in his WWE career and that included the WWE Champion. However, many felt his reign as the Champion was simply not up to the mark for various reasons.
While speaking on the Snake Pit podcast, WWE Hall Of Famer Jake Roberts was asked to choose between Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels as far as being a better worker was concerned. To Roberts, neither were great for him and he added that he never saw Bret Hart as a champion.
”Neither. What for? Better performer? Shawn. Bret just gets dull at times. His interviews aren’t up to par, I don’t think, to what they should be for what position he held. I think his interviews were poor, at best.
They were part of that era that quit selling things, you know, and just did everything. I will give it to Bret that he did wrestle a lot more than Shawn. Bret to me just, oh boy, I’m gonna get myself in trouble here. He just wasn’t a champion to me. There I said it. Neither one of them.”
Bret Hart recently got his own star on Canada’s Walk Of Fame, so his contributions to the industry are definitely not understated. Regardless, Jake Roberts has a right to his own opinion and that’s unlikely to ever change.
What’s your view on what Jake Roberts said? Do you think Bret Hart wasn’t championship material? Let us know in the comments!